Chemistry

  1. Chemistry

    A crystal takes on an unusual topology

    A single crystal exhibits the unusual topology known as a Möbius strip.

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  2. Chemistry

    Oxidized plutonium reaches a higher state

    A new understanding of the basic chemistry of plutonium could affect the way nuclear waste is stored.

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  3. Chemistry

    The World of Wine

    Improved analytical instruments and powerful computers are now enabling scientists to better determine a chemical fingerprint for products from different wine-producing regions.

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  4. Chemistry

    Antibiotics may become harder to resist

    Drug designers have developed new tactics to make it harder for bacteria to survive exposure to antibiotics.

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  5. Chemistry

    Steering reactions with light

    A light-based scheme for guiding the motion of chemical wave fronts may suggest ways to control analogous waves present in epileptic seizures and heart arrhythmias.

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  6. Chemistry

    Carbon nanotubes burn when flashed

    Carbon nanotubes can ignite when exposed to an ordinary camera flash.

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  7. Chemistry

    Minimotor: Single molecule does some work

    A single molecule has performed mechanical work—pulling and releasing a cantilever tip—when exposed to light.

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  8. Chemistry

    Fluorine atoms used to cut nanotubes

    Researchers have found that they can cut carbon nanotubes into short, potentially useful pieces using a technique for adding groups of atoms to nanotubes.

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  9. Chemistry

    Unlikely ion made in lab

    Chemists have created a molecule—the pentamethylcyclopentadienyl cation—that many researchers thought was too unstable to exist long enough to be identified or studied.

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  10. Chemistry

    The True Sweet Science

    New techniques and tools are helping scientists elucidate the roles that complex sugars play in the human body and in drug manufacturing.

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  11. Chemistry

    Noble gases and uranium get cozy

    Chemists have created the first compounds containing both uranium and noble gases.

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  12. Chemistry

    Wheat protein smooths ice cream

    Proteins extracted from winter wheat keep ice cream smooth by preventing ice crystals from growing.

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